Yesterday Kraft food company issued a statement that they would be initiating a voluntary recall (meaning they were not compelled by the government) on over a dozen Kraft and Polly-o cheese products. Apparently, many of their products were spoiling and becoming "discolored" before their "best before date."
Kraft issued the following statement about the recall:
To Our Valued Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese Consumers -
We’re sorry that some of our Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese products did not meet our high standards. And we deeply regret if you have experienced any inconvenience due to our voluntary recall on October 25, 2013.
As you may know, these are natural cheeses that contain no added preservatives, and it’s not unusual for cheese to spoil over time. But in this situation, we saw spoilage occurring before the “Best When Used By” Date. That is not acceptable to us. So we knew the right thing to do for our consumers was to voluntarily recall the affected product.
The details you need on those products are in the press release posted below. Again, we’re sorry that these products did not meet our standards and your expectations.
Approximately 735,000 cases of cheese are affected by this issue. Read the full list of products below and make sure your refrigerator is safe.